Côte d'Ivoire Transport Articles & Analysis

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A heavyweight within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, accounting for 35% of the eight-member region’s GDP, Côte d’Ivoire’s growth is a bellwether for Francophone West Africa. An ambitious government spending programme and a range of pro-business reforms are set to boost economic activity going forward.

Like many West African aviation sectors, Côte d’Ivoire’s air transport links suffered over the past decade, seeing a decline in passenger traffic and airlines serving Abidjan. However, the sector is poised for a comeback. With its quality infrastructure, Abidjan’s Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport has the potential to serve as a centre...

More than any other sector, the Ivoirian government has placed transport and infrastructure at the centre of its plans to revitalise the national economy after a decade of political instability and under-investment. The improvement of Côte d’Ivoire’s transport network is essential to increasing growth in its export-led agriculture sector and the...

As part of plans to turn itself into the shipping and logistics centre for West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire is pushing ahead with investment in its primary ports of Abidjan and San Pédro, both of which play key roles in maintaining the country’s external position. Critical improvements in port infrastructure are needed to underpin the government’s long-...

In what ways do current container flows demonstrate a need for a second container terminal?

To what extent can Abidjan be competitive as an air transport hub in West Africa?